Sermon Bible Study Guides

in James

James 1:1–4 - 5 June 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read James 1:1–4
  2. Who wrote this letter?
    1. What does he tell us about himself?
  3. Who is the recipient of the letter?
    1. Where are they located?
  4. List repeated words/phrases.
  5. List 'connecting' words.
  6. What commands does the author give?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why is it significant that the author says he is a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ? (v. 1)
  2. What trials is the author referring to? (See James 2:15–17, 4:13–5:11)
    1. What does 'various' mean? (v. 2)
  3. What is 'steadfastness?' (vv. 3, 4)
  4. What does 'perfect and complete' mean? (v. 4)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What is your first response to trials?
  2. How can you help your brothers and sisters respond like James says?
  3. What lies have you believed about trials?
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in 1 John

1 John 5:6–21 - 29 May 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read 1 John 5:6–21
  2. What are some repeated words/phrases?
  3. What does John tell us about Jesus Christ?
  4. What does John tell us about the Spirit?
  5. What does John tell us about God the Father?
  6. What does John tell us about Satan?
  7. Why does John write vv. 6–12? (see v. 13)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does it mean that Jesus 'came by water and blood' in v. 6?
  2. What is 'anything' in v. 14 referring to?
  3. What is 'sin that leads to death' in v. 16–17?
  4. Why does John end his letter with v. 21?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can you have assurance of eternal life? Why is assurance so important for Christians?
  2. How can you grow in praying for church members caught in sin?
  3. How can you keep yourself from idols?
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